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Volume 23, Number 5—May 2017

Exposure Risk for Infection and Lack of Human-to-Human Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease, Australia

Daniel P. O’BrienComments to Author , James W. Wynne, Andrew H. Buultjens, Wojtek P. Michalski, Timothy P. Stinear, N. Deborah Friedman, Andrew Hughes, and Eugene Athan
Author affiliations: Médecins Sans Frontières, London, UK (D.P. O’Brien); University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (D.P. O’Brien, A.H. Buultjens, T.P. Stinear); Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (D.P. O’Brien, N.D. Friedman, A. Hughes, E. Athan); Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Geelong (J.W. Wynne, W.P. Michalski); Deakin University School of Medicine, Geelong (E. Athan)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 21 patients associated with family clusters of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 1998–2016*

Cluster Isolate Date of diagnosis Time between lesions, mo Location Relationship Patient age at diagnosis, y,/sex Site of lesion Type of lesion WHO stage
1a mu179 2008 Jul 21 0.4 PTL Mother 54/F Right thigh Ulcer 1
1b mu180 2008 Aug 4 PTL Daughter 26/F Left calf Ulcer 1
2a mu248 2010 Oct 24 20.6 PTL Husband 84/M Right forearm Ulcer 1
2b mu394 2012 Jul 4 PTL Wife 84/F Right forearm Ulcer 1
3a NT 2011 Jul 25 0.1 QUE Husband 76/M Right ankle Ulcer 3
3b NT 2011 Jul 28 QUE Wife 75/F Right elbow Ulcer 1
4a mu294 2011 Aug 22 1.3 PTL Wife 65/F Right knee Ulcer 1
4b mu308 2011 Sep 29 PTL Husband 65/M Left calf Ulcer 1
5a NT 2011 Aug 25 1.1 BH Father 56/M Right leg Ulcer 1
5b NT 2011 Sep 26 BH Son 26/M Right leg Ulcer 1
6a NT 2012 Jun 19 22.7 PTL Wife 34/F Left knee Ulcer 1
6b NT 2014 Apr 30 PTL Husband 37/M Right ankle Ulcer 1
7a NT 2012 Aug 14 22.9 QUE Wife 74/F Left ankle Ulcer 1
7b NT 2014 Jul 3 QUE Husband 76/M Left leg Ulcer 1
8a NT 2012 Oct 16 15.9 BH Sister 20/F Right foot Ulcer 1
8b NT 2014 Feb 14 BH Brother 18/M Left leg Ulcer 1
9a NT 2013 Apr 27 12.7 QUE Wife 85/F Right ankle Ulcer 1
9b NT 2014 May 12 QUE Husband 90/M Left forearm Ulcer 1
10a NT 2013 Dec 10 2.8 PTL Father 34/M Left hand Ulcer 1
10b NT 2014 Mar 4 PTL Daughter 4/F Right knee Nodule 1
10c NT 2014 Mar 5 0.0 PTL Son 7/M Right ankle Nodule 1

*BH, Barwon Heads; NT, not tested; PTL, Point Lonsdale; QUE, Queenscliff; WHO, World Health Organization.

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